The Oxford English Dictionary just added some new words to their dictionary, basically making them real.

Here are some highlights:

  • chillax (verb).  To calm down and relax.
  • nomophobia (noun). Anxiety about not having access to a mobile phone.
  • promposal (noun).  An invitation to be someone’s date to a school prom, especially one which is elaborately staged, filmed, and made available on social media.
  • fake news (noun).  News that conveys or incorporates false, fabricated, or deliberately misleading information . . . or is accused of doing so.

The dictionary also added five “Star Wars” terms:  lightsaber, Jedi, Padawan, Force, and Jedi mind trick.

For more on the words that were recently added click here.


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